RHEL 7 : microcode_ctl (RHSA-2020:2842)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 138159
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2020:2842 advisory.

- hw: Special Register Buffer Data Sampling (SRBDS) (CVE-2020-0543)

- hw: Vector Register Data Sampling (CVE-2020-0548)

- hw: L1D Cache Eviction Sampling (CVE-2020-0549)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected microcode_ctl package.

See Also

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/200.html

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/203.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-0543

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-0548

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-0549

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:2842

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/1788786

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/1788788

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/1827165

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 138159

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2020-2842.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/7/2020

Updated: 7/21/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, redhat_repos.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-0549

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_aus:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_e4s:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_eus:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_tus:7.6, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:microcode_ctl

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/7/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/28/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-0543, CVE-2020-0548, CVE-2020-0549

RHSA: 2020:2842

CWE: 200, 203